Category Archives: Living

California firefighters revive dog after house fire – video

A video posted to Bakersfield fire department’s Facebook page shows firefighters reviving an unconscious dog on Wednesday in California. The dog, called Jack, is carried from a soot-stained house following a residential fire, and resuscitated using a specialised animal oxygen mask. Jack was transported to a local veterinary clinic after the incident for treatment but has since been reunited with his owner and is doing wellCalifornia firefighters rescue and revive dog in house fire: ‘He was in bad shape’Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Yoga in the office? Firms should help us stay well, says public health chief

Yoga clubs, ‘walking meetings’ and standing desks are among the strategies small and medium-sized companies should adopt, according to Duncan SelbieLunchtime yoga classes, providing help to remove ingrowing toenails and holding meetings while walking around the office – these are just some of the strategies that employers should use to boost staff fitness, according to the NHS public health chief.Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, is also backing workplace running clubs, standing desks to improve posture and staff uniting to try to quit smoking as useful ways businesses can improve employee wellbeing. Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Bryan Cranston: ‘Interesting actors come from challenging backgrounds’

The Breaking Bad actor, 61, on loading trucks, loading dishwashers and riding motorbikes across the USAI had a dichotomous childhood. The first eight years felt very normal. I had a mother, a father, a brother and a sister. Then things started to disintegrate. My father left home and my mother started drinking. It fractured and dissolved, and I became an introverted kid, always wondering when the next rug would be pulled from under me.Figuring out where I was going to stay each day gave me confidence Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Summer cocktail and mocktail recipes

Sunny days and balmy nights mean just one thing when the sun sets: a very cold, refreshing drink in a tall glass. Make yours a large one…Sauvignon blanc and elderflower share similar aroma profiles – gooseberry, orange blossom and lime – so it’s no surprise that they mix well. This is from Victoria Moore’s superb 2010 book How To Drink and is lovely for a sunny afternoon in the garden. Serves six to eight. Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian

The expert's guide to the perfect meat barbecue

Everything you need to know about grilling meat, from fuel to two-zone cooking, by Hawksmoor’s executive chef. Plus recipes for pre-meat-fest snacks and sauces to go alongsideBarbecue, at its most basic, is an alchemy of wood, smoke and meat, so the fuel you use can dramatically affect flavour. Your best bet is to use lumpwood charcoal, made from high-quality hardwoods with none of the chemicals that help lesser charcoals burn. You can then add different hardwood chunks, depending on the flavour you are looking for: oak, apple and cherry are personal favourites. (Any garden centre worth its salt will have Read More

Source:: The Guardian